About



Biography

I have been a professional writer for over a decade and was an editor at Literary Mama. I'm a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. Prior to that, I worked in investment banking and management consulting, and was the Executive Director of a children's museum. I've also run the training department of a Fortune 500 Canadian subsidiary and worked as an executive recruiter. I have an MBA in finance from Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. I also have a BA in English and Classics from the University of Toronto. 

The Real Story...


Once upon time, there was a Toronto mom named Jen Lawrence who gave up a career in investment banking to go forth and multiply, and promptly lost her mind. Hence her practice of referring to herself in the third person...

As the author of the pioneering mommy blogs T. O. Mama and MUBAR, I wrote about taboos such as fertility treatments, post-partum depression, maternal ambivalence, and why it's so hard to get a coffee already when wielding a double stroller. They made a documentary that captured my experience. Sadly, I was played by an actress, thus thwarting my life-long desire to appear on reality tv. She's the one in the pink bathrobe.

After disappearing from the blogosphere during my divorce, I re-emerged in a dizzying array of ever changing blogs, bouncing from Blogger to Wordpress and back again. I also wrote a fun little business book called Engage the Fox, but I don't like to spread that around unless I am talking to strategy profs in need of a textbook, in which case I mention it ad nauseam.

After my divorce, I moved to Oakville a toney suburb I'll call Stepford. I married the neighbourhood's resident hot widower (he had all his teeth, all his hair, a job, and a house. Plus, he was a beloved coach in town. Booyah!)

I'm currently a blogger at See Hear Love1010ParkPlace.com and The Huffington Post, and, of course, I write here. I love to write about faith, midlife change, style, over-40 beauty, reality tv (RHONY, Ladies of London: you are my spirit animals!), anxiety, self-care and books (I run a book club at 1010 Park Place.) I'm currently at work on a novel about leafy suburbia. Think Touched by an Angel meets The Real Housewives.

I appreciate every reader and I love to hear from y'all. Email me if you want to connect!

XO


Life's a beach

After a whole lot of packing and driving and putting together furniture and dealing with the water, this is what it's all about... ...